A moment of silence

A woman kneels and prays at the scene of two apparent bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15.

A woman kneels and prays at the scene of two apparent bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15. – CNN

This hurts.

We all get down on our country at times. The laws, the legislation, the insanity of it all. There seems to be a giant divide between “us” and “them.” None of us want it to be this way, but like an oversize family, we get to the point where we can’t even sit down together without someone getting into an argument.

Then something horrible happens, –  9/11, Newtown  – and we face one another in silence.

It happened again.

Three people dead, another 141 injured, 17 critical. One of the dead is an eight-year old child. 

For whatever purpose a demented mind hoped to achieve, these lives have forever been changed. If the goal was to drive us apart, it does just the opposite. We are drawn together in support of one another.

We as a nation mourn the loss and suffer the pain together.

Please join me in a moment of silence in respect for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. 


AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • Debbie Tracy

    Very well said, just a terrible sad event, some really sick sick people in this world, I pray for them all, they will ALL be in my thoughts, terribly sad!!

    April 15, 2013
  • sherriey

    God bless us and may God help us.

    April 15, 2013
  • Margaret

    Your voice is the voice of reason.thank you for your example and totally appropriate words…

    April 15, 2013
  • Beth Schang

    deep sorrow and heart-felt prayers

    April 15, 2013
  • Jade

    Your words are a comfort to all of us, Jerry. Thank you – and blessed be!

    April 15, 2013
  • MorganG

    I can’t help but think of my “military brat” upbringing-I lived in Groton, CT-home of the world’s largest submarine base. We knew that if missiles rained down they would probably rain down where we lived. We were a fringe edge of the mighty military machine. That governments, and spy stuff and war but us in a certain jeopardy just because of what our fathers did. What I never expected is that ordinary people, unconnected to any war machine, would be mowed down doing ordinary activities. It is a sad day indeed. Not only for what occurred today but for the future that comes out of this.
    I am confused, in a state of shock, and overwhelming sad for all those who were in Boston today doing nothing more than running down the road. A moment of silence is certainly called for. A candle lit, prayers said. God Bless you everyone.

    April 15, 2013
  • Jackie

    Can’t say it any better than what you have all already said. Deep sorrow for all.

    April 15, 2013
  • Dan

    I don’t understand why people do crazy things. My cousin has friends in Boston, but they’re ok. I read that Sandy Hook victim Emilie Parker was at the Boston marathon last year cheering on her grandfather who died last October.

    April 15, 2013
  • Daryl

    Tears running down my cheek, so sorry for the Families of these 3 dead today. Not good for any one. I hope we find them, and
    punish them to the max.

    April 16, 2013
  • susie sansbury

    Blessings and prayers to everyone who unfortunately were involved in this horribly tragic event today.

    April 16, 2013